secondary color

noun

: a color formed by mixing two primary colors in equal or equivalent quantities

Examples of secondary color in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This activity helps with primary and secondary color recognition and sorting skills. Nicole Harris, Parents, 3 Feb. 2024 In addition to primary and secondary colors, there are also complementary colors. Maria Sabella, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 Nov. 2023 The works are on paper, all matte, occupying a middle range of secondary color. The Beautiful Ones, Vulture, 24 Oct. 2023 Tri-tone leather is exclusive to the Mulliner, with nearly 4000 possible combinations of the main color, secondary color, and accent color. Dave Vanderwerp, Car and Driver, 18 Aug. 2023 The secondary color is found on the glass front of the computer, the woven power and Lightning cables and the big Apple logo on the back of the iMac. David Phelan, Forbes, 18 May 2021 While the Browns have worn all orange helmets dating back to the 1950s, orange has been the Bears' secondary color since their Decatur Staley days in the 1920s. Alyssa Barbieri, USA TODAY, 25 July 2022 Each iMac is represented on the Apple website with two colors, because there’s the main color for the aluminum casing, stand and magnetic cable connector and then the secondary color, which is lighter and is found on the glass front of the computer. David Phelan, Forbes, 19 May 2021 The book offers an eerie, muted palette of mostly secondary colors. Hillary Chute, New York Times, 17 Apr. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1831, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of secondary color was in 1831

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“Secondary color.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/secondary%20color. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

secondary color

noun
: a color formed by mixing equal amounts of two primary colors

Medical Definition

secondary color

noun
: a color formed by mixing primary colors in equal or equivalent quantities

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